Report: Liverpool want to sign Werder Bremen ace Jiri Pavlenka

Jurgen Klopp the manager

Jiri Pavlenka has shone in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen but would he sit on the bench with Liverpool in the Premier League.

Jiri Pavlenka of Werder Bremen reacts during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and RB Leipzig at Weserstadion on May 18, 2019 in Bremen, Germany.

Liverpool are interested in signing Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka, according to the Mirror.

Long-serving Simon Mignolet is expected to leave Anfield this summer after failing to make a single Premier League appearance in 2018/19, meaning the newly-crowned Champions of Europe will need to sign a new shot-stopper to provide competition for number one Alisson Becker.

The Mirror claims that Liverpool expressed an interest in Pavlenka before they signed the Brazil international from Roma last summer and it is understood that he is still on their radar.

 

A Czech Republic international with nine caps to his name, the 27-year-old has been a big hit since he arrived at Werder Bremen from Slavia Prague two years ago.

Pavlenka conceded just 47 goals in the Bundesliga last season as Florian Kohfeldt’s side narrowly missed out on a place in the Europa League. It remains to be seen, however, whether he would be open to sitting on the bench at Liverpool.

(L-R) Maximilian Eggestein and Jiri Pavlenka of Werder Bremen celebrate after the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and RB Leipzig at Weserstadion on May 18, 2019 in Bremen,...

And Bremen’s sporting director, the former Germany international Frank Baumann, has made it clear to Weser Kurier that they want Pavlenka to stay.

The shot-stopper is the second Werder Bremen favourite who has been linked with a move to Liverpool of late. According to Sport1, Klopp is keen to sign a striker he has admired for years in Max Kruse, whose Bremen contract expires at the end of the month.

Max Kruse of Werder Bremen celebrate after the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Weserstadion on March 30, 2019 in Bremen, Germany.

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